Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!

We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.

 

 

Breakfast in Bloom Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., we will be hosting our annual Breakfast in Bloom Fundraiser at Woodwinds in Branford.

For more information or to register, visit https://connecticuthomecare.org/breakfast-in-bloom-2019/

 

 

 

2019 Nightingale Award

Congratulations to Patty Tsou, RN, our 2019 Nightingale Award Recipient for Excellence in Nursing! Patty has been a VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employee for 10 years and brings forth much home care experience, professionalism, compassion and kindness when caring for her patients.

 

 

Save the Date, Partner!

The 13th Annual VNACHCH Employee Picnic will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Owenego Club in Branford. Details to come!

 

Hospice Myth

Myth: Hospice care is for cancer patients.

Fact: Hospice care is not limited to cancer patients, but also meant for those living with cardiac or lung diseases, dementia or other chronic issues and serves terminally ill patients of all ages.

 

2019 Facts on the Affordable Care Act

Click here for a notice regarding your taxes and medical coverage

 

Agency Benefit Reward

For those employees on our UnitedHealthcare insurance plan: Those participants who received their preventative care physical in 2018 are eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card! Download the form below. For more information about this benefit, contact Dee-Ann Wierzbowski at x4215 or dwierzbowski@vna-commh.org.

Proof of Preventive Care

 

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update

Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update_2018

OSHA Competency 2018

 

Trust TeleCare

Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor.  With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.

Click on the links below to learn more:

WC Guidelines & Treatment Centers – 6.1.18 NEW

EMPLOYEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDICAL CARE PLAN – NEW 2018

 

EAP Benefit Program

As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.

EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EAP with Cigna for employees with Life insurance

EAP 2018

 

Did you know?

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.

 

Strong House Adult Day Center News!

Our Strong House Adult Day Center in Madison still has openings.  The Strong House is ideal for those living with memory or physical impairments. Please refer anyone you think could benefit from this vital service.

203.245.0524 or email

Strong_House_May 2019 newsletter